The Kentucky band Lucky Pineapple play twice tonight: first at Grimey's at 6 p.m., then at Springwater, sometime around rock o'clock, maybe rock:45, maybe later than that. From Emily Bartlett Hines' Critic's Pick:
Lucky Pineapple spent a day recording songs in Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago--a friend won the studio time in a poker game and donated it to the band. While this story imparts a certain raffish charm to the Pineapple's biography, the Louisville seven-piece has a lot going for them, even without Albini. Their latest album The Bubble Has Burst in Sky City features long but carefully crafted compositions with titles like "Roadside Sex Change"; their songs show influence from post-punk and free jazz to tribal rythms (as well as band favorites like Captain Beefheart and Einsterzende Neubauten). They take a similarly eclectic approach to live performances--past shows have included light shows, go-go dancers and video projections.
If "Eisterzende Neubauten" sounds more like German for "collapsing new buildings" than a band whose influence you'd ever want to hear from a bunch of pretentious, poker-playing Albini-ites, then there's always Laser Floyd at TPAC. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. And as I mentioned before, Quiet Entertainer and others are at Cafe Coco tonight, starting around 8 p.m.